The Morgan State Bears and the Delaware State Hornets meet in college basketball action from Memorial Hall on Thursday afternoon.
The Morgan State Bears will look to bounce back from a 68-65 loss to Norfolk State last time out. Troy Baxter Jr. leads the Bears in scoring with 16.9 PPG and 4.7 RPG while Lapri McCray-Pace has 15 PPG and 5 RPG and De’Torrion Ware has 14.9 PPG and 5 RPG as well. Malik Miller has 12.9 PPG and a team-high 8.4 RPG to cap off the scoring in double figures for Morgan State up to this point. Lagio Grantsaan has 9.9 PPG with 4.2 RPG while Trevon Moore has 9.1 PPG and Sherwyn Devonish has 7.6 PPG and 3.8 APG to lead Morgan State up to this point in the year in assists. As a team, Morgan State is averaging 80.4 PPG on 44% shooting from the field and 34% from three while allowing 73.5 PPG on 42.3% shooting from the field and 32% from three this season.
The Delaware State Hornets will try to rebound from a 94-74 loss to Coppin State last time out. Myles Carter leads the Hornets in scoring with 14.9 PPG with 4.8 RPG as well while Zack Kent and Johquin Wiley each have 10+ PPG with Kent logging 4.6 RPG and Wiley chipping in a team-high 4 APG to lead the Hornets in assists and round out the trio of double-digit scorers for the Hornets up to this point in the season. As a team, Delaware State is averaging 70.4 PPG on 39.4% shooting from the field and 31.1% from the foul line while allowing 86 PPG on 47.1% shooting from the field and 35% from three this season.
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I’ve tried to find an angle in this game and I’ve gone back and forth, but I’m going to lean towards Morgan State laying the points simply because Delaware State’s been getting beat on wherever they play this season and are being outscored by 15.6 PPG and against a Morgan State team scoring over 80 a game? That’s not good news. I’ll lean towards laying the points with Morgan State here.